Popular and Jazz Music

While these pieces do not fall into a single era, they represent a certain atmosphere. Many of them are wonderful finales or encores. They also are appropriate for various "gigs" or if you have the opportunity to perform at a retirement center. Combined in a program, they could be "Music for Fun", "Celebrations", or "Musical Pleasures".


Autumn Reunion, Raymond Gariglio (III+, FC-100)

Baby Elephant Walk, Mancini/arr. Amy Rice-Young (II, FC-32)

*BAD* Girls, Doug Borwick (IV, FC-156)

Calliope Capers, Ladd McIntosh (III+, FC-304)

The Cascades, Joplin/arr. Kenley Inglefield (III, FC-85)

Children's Suite, Graham Powning (II-III, FC-19)

  • Pop Goes the Quartet
  • Oranges and Vodka
  • The Teddy Bears' Freakout

Close Enough for Jazz, Elton Burgstahler (III, FC-163)

Colonel Bogey, Alford/arr. Amy Rice-Young (III, FC-161)

Dance of the Comedians, Smetana/arr. Ricky Lombardo (III-IV FC-70)

Easy Four-Part Ensemble Songs, arr. David Uber (I, FQ-24)

Gay 90's Medley, arr. Ricky Lombardo (III, FC-52)

If You Could See Me Now, Dameron & Sigman/arr. Rich Shanklin (IV, FC-143)

Latin Verbs, Jonathan Cohen (III, FC-305)

The Liberty Bell, Sousa/arr. Ricky Lombardo (III, FC-46)

Little Red Monkey, Jack Jordan (II, FTP-02)

Londonderry Air, arr. Robert K. Webb (II-III, FC-78)

Morning Has Broken, arr. Amy Rice-Young (I+, FC-138)

Pink Panther Suite, Book 1, Henry Mancini/arr. Amy Rice-Young (III, FC-05)

  • The Pink Panther Theme
  • It Had Better Be Tonight
  • Royal Blue

Pink Panther Suite, Book 2, Henry Mancini/arr. Amy Rice-Young (III, FC-06)

  • The Village Inn
  • Shades of Sennett

Rhumba, Michael Coolen (III+, FC-160)

Scottish Flute Stomp, arr. Austin Alan Scott (III, FC-145)

Trios for Fun, arr. Ricky Lombardo (II-III, FT-03)

Urban Ragas, Till Meyn, (IV, FQ-57)

'Way Off Bass, Nancy W. Wood (III, FC-288)

Wordless Songs, Judy Nishimura (III, FC-291)